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FACE hosts the 5th annual Breaking Ground Monologues

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2017

The fifth annual Breaking Ground Monologues, held in Kimball Theatre from March 3 through 5, grappled with a multitude of thought-provoking and emotional topics, leaving a powerful impression on all who attended. The passionate performances helped audience members experience and relate to the powerful...

Self love comes first

Illustration by Meg Cuca

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

October 27, 2016

 Why is it so hard to love ourselves? One of the things that surprised and concerned me the most during the Gender & Sexuality Workshop was when more than half of people in Jewett (the biggest residence hall at Whitman) admitted to having had or still having an eating disorder. This makes me think of ...

Let’s Talk About Weight

Hillary Smith

April 1, 2014

I'm going to talk about weight again. We have a strange dynamic going on in our society: on the one hand, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a third of adults in the U.S. are obese. On the other hand, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and...

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Offers Opportunity for Education

Anuradha Lingappa

February 27, 2014

This week, Feb. 23-March 1, is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men will suffer from a serious eating disorder. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric disorders. Many important issues have days or weeks dedica...

Idealism and Difference: Body Image at Whitman

Illustration: Tyle Schuh

August 29, 2013

This article was written by Hanne Jensen '14. Most Whitman students are fairly familiar with pressure. The sheer mass of skills a student must acquire in order to construct an adequate application for colleges, much less to get accepted by one, reveals a history of stress, high expectations and hard work. The very system itself is an ...

Those Suffering from Mental Illness Need Not Suffer Alone

February 27, 2013

This column was contributed by Arden Robinette, '16 Listen. You may not want to. You may not want to even be speaking to anyone right now. You might just want to be alone with the struggles and fears that have begun to haunt you. But listen. Really listen. Maybe you've been feeling off lately. Maybe it started...

Under pressure: Social pressures to overcommit affect students’ emotional well-being

Illustration: Julie Peterson

Julia Stone

April 12, 2012

I came to Whitman two years ago as the model Whitman student. I had many interests and quickly sought to join clubs; I committed myself to student organizations, academics, friendships, community service, sports and music. I lived "hard," and rarely had a spare minute where I could be considered to be...

BodyKind promotes positive body image

Illustration: Alex Bailey

Allison Bolgiano

March 11, 2012

Under the leadership of three female students and a counselor, a recently formed campus group aims to promote positive body-image and self-love through openness, support and education. Sophomores Katie Tertocha and Michaela Lambert, junior Heather Domonoske, and counselor Tracee Anderson formed Body-Kind this semester...

Student responses to eating disorders survey

Rachel Alexander

January 26, 2012

The  Pioneer  surveyed students about stress, coping behaviors, food and body image as part of the research process for  our article on eating disorders. One hundred ninety-two students responded (almost double the typical  Pioneer  survey response rate). As almost 80 percent of  respondents  were femal...

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